The inaugural NorCal Regional Championships did nothing more than confirm the top teams.
Meanwhile, the SoCal Regional Championships allowed the Southern Section to flex its muscle.
The two events bring to a close the California winter season, leaving only Texas still active for the next month.
The spring season, however, gets under way in full force this week with perennial power states such as Illinois and Virginia starting regular season play.
In California, St. Ignatius (San Francisco, Calif.) won the NorCal Division I title, beating three nationally ranked teams on the way to the title. Likewise, Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.), already No. 2 in the FAB 50, delivered a NorCal title to reinforce its lofty national ranking. The SoCal Regional Division I events - boys and girls - turned into all-Southern Section affairs, with Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.) boys and Upland (Calif.) girls taking home the titles. In both events, the Southern Section semifinalists advanced to the regional semifinals, and the matches had a slightly different outcome on the regional level.
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BIG MOVERS: BOYS: Gainesville (Ga.). Gainesville moves up five spots to No. 8 this week as the No. 2 team in Georgia. Considering four teams ranked higher have yet to play, Gainesville could see future jumps in the rankings if it maintains its perfect run. ... GIRLS: Owasso (Okla.). Owasso's 3-0 start helped launch this team from No. 48 to No 21 this week.
NEWCOMERS: BOYS: No. 18 Cambridge (Milton, Ga.), No 32 Conway (Ark.), No. 34 Owasso (Okla.), No. 38 Norcross (Ga.), No. 40 Father Ryan (Nashville, Tenn.), No. 42 Pasco (Wash.), No. 44 Skyview (Vancouver, Wash.), No. 45 Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) and No. 48 Marist School (Atlanta, Ga.). ... GIRLS: No. 5 Charlotte Catholic (Charlotte, N.C.), No. 30 Jenks (Okla.), No. 31 South Mecklenburg (Charlotte, N.C.), No. 47 Leesville Road (Raleigh, N.C.), No. 48 Conway (Ark.), No. 49 Milton (Ga,) and No. 50 Millbrook (Raleigh, N.C.).
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BIG MOVERS: BOYS: St. Ignatius (San Francisco, Calif.). The reward for knocking off three former FAB 50 Top 25 teams en route to a NorCal Regional title was a 10-spot jump to No. 4 in the FAB 50 for St. Ignatius. ... GIRLS: Upland (Calif.). Upland moves from No. 15 to No. 10 this week following a CIF SoCal title. Although its season is finished, Upland is likely to climb higher in future weeks as the higher ranked Texas programs start to clash with each other. NEWCOMERS: BOYS: No. 20 Sam Houston (Arlington, Texas), No. 29 Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas), No. 47 Juarez-Lincoln (Mission, Texas), No. 48 Richmond (Calif.) and No. 50 Coppell (Texas). ... GIRLS: No. 27 Woodland (Calif.), No. 32 Ventura (Calif.), No. 41 Wakeland (Frisco, Texas).
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